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by davidstone28
Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New passive/active Nexus psu
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Looks very interesting. Would like to see a bit more power though.
by davidstone28
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Samsung X series – fan is on permanently on AC power.
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

The Samsung website says AC+X30 = fan always on.

Been looking at these because I'm considering getting one. Maybe its because the X30 is a discontinued model?

Anyone know of any 3rd party utilities?
by davidstone28
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus is announcing a "passive" Radeon X1600XT
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

Accordingly to this:-

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/vid ... part3.html

its alot slower than the Gigabyte X800XL which is also passive.

Don't see the point of the X1600XT.

A passive X1800XL, now that would be interesting....
by davidstone28
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire 1690 / 5000 series - are these quiet?
Replies: 1
Views: 2608

Acer Aspire 1690 / 5000 series - are these quiet?

Acer Aspire 5000 series - are these quiet? https://sslrelay.com/www.shopacer.co.uk/sess/utn;jsessionid=1543333950c53f3/shopdata/0130_Notebooks/0033_Aspire/0100_Aspire+5000+5020/product_details.shopscript?article=0090_Acer%2BAspire%2B5021WLMi%2B%3D28LX%3D252EA4605%3D252E024%3D252EVOD%3D29 https://ssl...
by davidstone28
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SP-ATX-PALU - PininFarina
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Personally, I think PC design is still as dull as ditchwater.

If only Bang & Olufson made PCs.....

Thank for the Lord for Apple - at least they produce innovative designs.
by davidstone28
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte X800 XL Silentpipe!
Replies: 93
Views: 41709

Very simple solution: 1. Zalman fan bracket - £3 2. 80/120mm fan of your choice Blows along the length of the graphicsc card HS. Practically silent at 5/7v I use that arrangement on my overclocked fanless 6800 (same heatsink as the X800). During 100% load it reduces the temp from about 90C (2hrs max...
by davidstone28
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: This must be silent: Samsung Q30 FANLESS
Replies: 3
Views: 4515

3950 Euros???
by davidstone28
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 309890

by davidstone28
Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for experiences with passive PSUs
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

Silverstone.

No buzzing, whining, squeaking, or any other unusual noises.

Been solid as a rock running 24/7 for about 1 year now.
by davidstone28
Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is SPCR planning to review the Aopen Mini XC Cube?
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Is SPCR planning to review the Aopen Mini XC Cube?

Is SPCR planning to review the Aopen Mini XC Cube?

Image
http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20050221PR205.html

Am looking for toybox sized PC to use as a server/HTPC.
by davidstone28
Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V1000 and Dampening Material Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

AcoustiPack on Lian Li V1000/V-Series Cases http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=18078&highlight= "V1000" http://forums.silentpcreview.com/search.php?mode=results "Acoustipack" http://forums.silentpcreview.com/search.php?search_id=1364085687&start=0 The Search facility is pretty useful f...
by davidstone28
Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V1000 and Dampening Material Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Theres a thread about dampening material and V1000 etc already (I know because I postde it!)

Long story short: don't bother. The noise from the BFG will cut through anything. If you want to reduce noise, you must do something the graphics card HSF.
by davidstone28
Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Lian Li V1000 mod question
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

It is worth doing - it does make a difference to noise and cooling (both for the better) and there has been a post on this already ;) I ran my V2000 for about 4 months with the grill and a Nexus 120mm simply I because was too scared to cut the aluminium and too lazy to remove the motherboard etc (al...
by davidstone28
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian Li case
Replies: 16
Views: 5852

It's all very gimmicky in my view (I own a V2000). All the extra flaps and vents really don't assist airflow - they increase just noise (both resonance and wind turbulance). If you want extra cooling across the PCI cards you can achieve the same thing using a Zalman fan bracket for £5 together with ...
by davidstone28
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: A Mini Review: Logitech diNovo Cordless Media Keyboard
Replies: 48
Views: 52571

My views haven't changed that much. The keyboard is quiet but the keys have a slight rubber dome feel underneath them (which is probably why they're quiet). You do notice the slight lag but I can't say that its caused me problems or that I've found it annoying. High speed touch typists or gamers mig...
by davidstone28
Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: A Mini Review: Logitech diNovo Cordless Media Keyboard
Replies: 48
Views: 52571

If you mean BIOS menus on bootup, yes its works fine.

Startup time is negligible.

Lack of caplock doesn't annoy me personally - don't really look at that light on a 'normal keyboard' anyway - also DiNivo has big green OSD when you cap lock on/off, or change volume etc
by davidstone28
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hehehehe......Lian Li desk
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Hehehehe......Lian Li desk

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1009.html

Vibration central ;)

And look at the price! :shock:
by davidstone28
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: A Mini Review: Logitech diNovo Cordless Media Keyboard
Replies: 48
Views: 52571

diNovo One big downside is that media pad display works ONLY with M$ software - WinMediaPlayer & MSN Messenger. Personally, I use other software Winamp & MirandaIM which are not supported. I think they've updated the software:- Changes in this full release of SetPoint: Support for computers with bu...
by davidstone28
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: A Mini Review: Logitech diNovo Cordless Media Keyboard
Replies: 48
Views: 52571

I bought one of these today and agree with all the original reviewer's comments. Two things annoy me:- (1) there is noticeable keyboard lag which is going make a noticeable difference if you play fast action 'frag em up' type games. For office applications its fine. (2) lettering on the keyboard is ...
by davidstone28
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 11853

Re: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?

Lian Li V1000 so it is curious that SPCR hasn't reviewed the V1100 or V1200 at least. Only the SPCR reviewers can answer that one. Sure, it would have been interesting to see a review when the case first came out but as an owner of the V2000 (and previously the Sonata), the V2000 doesn't come remot...
by davidstone28
Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Web site for calculating PSU needs
Replies: 26
Views: 5696

by davidstone28
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question for the Lian Li V1200 owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Ditto the above. The tabs are pointsless anyway because they never reach normal length PCI cards.

I've completely taken the brace out of my V2000 to reduce case vibration (I've tried to remove as much alu on alu contact as possible).
by davidstone28
Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: what are safe temps for 120g, 8meg, samsung spinpoint ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

46C isn't ideal but there's not much you can do about it if you're intent on running fanless. Unless you're planning on keeping your drives for a long long time, it shouldn't be issue. Usual caveats re regular backups etc My SpinPoint is 32-34C (DTemp/SMART) with a 5v 120m fan blowing across it. Sys...
by davidstone28
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Acoustipack options
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

I've owned the Pre-Cut Sonata kit as well as the Deluxe version, and IMO, the performance between the countoured thicker piece and the thinner non-countoured piece is unlikely to become a issue because of the following:- 1. The major point is that if there is a noise source from your PC that is so l...
by davidstone28
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Xbit Labs test nine 2.5" Notebook Drives
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

I read somehwere that 7200rpm drives are available now.
by davidstone28
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless Thermaltake, Silverstone or Etasis PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1857

The Silverstone fanless and the Etasis faneless are the same, except that the Estasis has a slightly protruding rear heatsink. I have the Silverstone and I think its excellent - the 12v rail is a bit soft at 11.85v but I haven't experienced any problems whatsoever and have been running it 24/7. I wo...